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Croatia government under fire for failing to tackle pro-Nazis

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Croatia beat Kosovo 1-0 in prolonged qualifier

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Abandoned Croatia vs Kosovo qualifier to resume on Sunday

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Croatia v Kosovo qualifier abandoned due to heavy rain

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Croatia v Kosovo qualifier abandoned due to heavy rain

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Specially brewed beer for dogs on menu in Croatia's only beach bar for dogs

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Croatian electric car maker gets 30 mln euros from Chinese investor
Croatian electric vehicle manufacturer Rimac Automobili has closed a 30-million-euro deal with China-based Camel Group Ltd., the Croatian company announced here on Tuesday evening. It is the single largest foreign direct investment in a Croatian technology company, according to a statement from the company. "This investment will help us further accelerate growth, introduce new products to the market and expand our global presence   Read More ...
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Slovenian, Croatian PMs to meet in Zagreb on 27 September
New York - Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar will pay a visit to Zagreb on 27 September for talks with his Croatian counterpart Andrej Plenković. The date was agreed as the pair met on the margins of the UN General Assembly session in New York on Tuesday. "I agreed with my counterpart Plenković to meet on the 27th in Zagreb, where we will continue the discussion on the border between Slovenia and Croatia   Read More ...
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Melania Trump Was on Billboards in Croatia – Until Her Lawyers Had Them Taken Down
Melania Trump was briefly the face of an English language school in Croatia – until her lawyers found out about it. Billboards that featured the first lady’s image and the slogan “Just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English,” have been removed from locations throughout Croatia’s capital city, Zagreb, this week, reported the Associated Press. According to the AP, the billboards were part of a marketing campaign for a private English language school – American Institute – in Zagreb   Read More ...
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Melania Trump threatens lawsuit over English class billboard
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Billboards featuring Melania Trump and the slogan "just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English" were removed Tuesday from the Croatian capital after her lawyer threatened a lawsuit. The billboards were part of a marketing campaign by a private English language school in Zagreb, which tried to persuade Croats to learn English by reminding them of the Slovenian-born U   Read More ...
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Melania Trump threatens lawsuit over English class billboard
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Billboards featuring Melania Trump and the slogan "just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English" were removed Tuesday from the Croatian capital after her lawyer threatened a lawsuit. The billboards were part of a marketing campaign by a private English language school in Zagreb, which tried to persuade Croats to learn English by reminding them of the Slovenian-born U   Read More ...
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Melania Trump's billboards 'promoting' English taken down in Croatia
Billboards featuring a glamorous image of US First Lady Melania Trump and the caption: "Just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English" were supposed to attract students to a language school in Croatia. But the five roadside adverts were taken down yesterday after just four days on display, following a complaint from Trump's lawyer in her native Slovenia   Read More ...
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Melania Trump threatens lawsuit over English class billboard
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- Billboards featuring Melania Trump and the slogan "just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English" were removed Tuesday from the Croatian capital after her lawyer threatened a lawsuit. The billboards were part of a marketing campaign by a private English language school in Zagreb, which tried to persuade Croats to learn English by reminding them of the Slovenian-born U   Read More ...
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Melania Trump billboard removed in Croatia after legal action threatened
These billboards, advertising for English classes in Zagreb, Croatia and featuring First Lady Melania Trump were yanked Tuesday. Elizabeth Keatinge (@elizkeatinge) has more. A billboard showing first lady Melania Trump next to the phrase "just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English" was removed Tuesday in Croatia after Trump's Slovenian lawyer threatened a lawsuit. Cars drive behind a huge billboard for the 'American Institute' promoting its English language courses with a photo of first lady Melania Trump, in downtown Zagreb, Croatia on Sept   Read More ...
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Melania Trump threatens lawsuit over English class billboard
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Billboards featuring Melania Trump and the slogan “just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English” were removed Tuesday from the Croatian capital after her lawyer threatened a lawsuit. The billboards were part of a marketing campaign by a private English language school in Zagreb, which tried to persuade Croats to learn English by reminding them of the Slovenian-born U   Read More ...
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Melania Trump threatens lawsuit over English class billboards
ZAGREB, Croatia — Billboards featuring Melania Trump and the slogan "just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English" were removed Tuesday from the Croatian capital after her lawyer threatened a lawsuit. The billboards were part of a marketing campaign by a private English language school in Zagreb, which tried to persuade Croats to learn English by reminding them of the Slovenian-born U   Read More ...
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New Zealand man dies in Croatia
A New Zealand man has died in Croatia after falling from a bicycle and suffering traumatic brain injuries. The 39-year-old was cycling on the island of Mljet when the accident happened. Local media reported the man died after falling into a 10-foot deep chasm, and suffered serious head injuries. The man was cycling from the village of Polace, which is in the Mljet National Park, when he lost control of his bicycle   Read More ...
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Melania Trump threatens lawsuit over English class billboard
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Billboards featuring Melania Trump and the slogan "just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English" have been removed from the Croatian capital after her lawyer threatened a lawsuit. The billboards were part of a marketing campaign by a private English language school, which tried to persuade Croats to learn English by reminding them of the Slovenian-born U   Read More ...
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Melania Trump threatens lawsuit over English class billboard
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Billboards featuring Melania Trump and the slogan "just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English" have been removed from the Croatian capital after her lawyer threatened a lawsuit. The billboards were part of a marketing campaign by a private English language school, which tried to persuade Croats to learn English by reminding them of the Slovenian-born U   Read More ...
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Melania Trump threatens lawsuit over English class billboard
ZAGREB, Croatia -- Billboards featuring Melania Trump and the slogan "just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English" have been removed from the Croatian capital after her lawyer threatened a lawsuit. The billboards were part of a marketing campaign by a private English language school, which tried to persuade Croats to learn English by reminding them of the Slovenian-born U   Read More ...
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Melania Trump threatens lawsuit over billboard
Zagreb, Croatia — Billboards featuring Melania Trump and the slogan “just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English” have been removed from the Croatian capital after her lawyer threatened a lawsuit. The billboards were part of a marketing campaign by a private English language school, which tried to persuade Croats to learn English by reminding them of the Slovenian-born U   Read More ...
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Melania Trump’s image used on billboard to sell English classes to Croatians
Want to learn English? What better role model than first lady Melania Trump, whose image has been used by a language school in Zagreb, Croatia, on advertising billboards in the city. "Just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English," the poster from the Americki Institut (American Institute) states, next to an image of Mrs Trump and against a backdrop of the American flag   Read More ...
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Croatian school uses Melania Trump to promote their english classes
A Croatian private school is using First Lady Melania Trump’s image to promote their English classes. Veuer's Natasha Abellard (@NatashaAbellard) has the story.   Read More ...
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Storm kills eight in Romania, damage hits Serbia, Croatia
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - A strong storm killed eight people and injured at least 67 in western Romania on Sunday as winds of up to 100 kph (over 60 mph) also brought destruction to parts of Serbia and Croatia, officials said. Road and rail traffic in parts of Romania was halted by fallen trees. Several hospitals, schools and apartment buildings had roofs damaged and dozens of towns and villages were left without electricity   Read More ...
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Melania Trump featured on billboards promoting English language school in Croatia
How far can you get with a little bit of a foreign language? According to billboards in the Croatian capital of Zagreb, just ask Melania Trump.A private language school in Zagreb is trying to persuade people to learn English by reminding them of the U.S. first lady’s personal experience. Five billboards that emerged Friday show the first lady standing before a fluttering American flag and delivering a speech, presumably during President Donald Trump’s election campaign   Read More ...
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Sam Meech starts strongly in Croatia
Sam Meech made a strong start to the Laser world championships in Split, winning one of his two races to sit third overall. Extremely shifty conditions greeted the 147 competitors in Croatia, meaning big gains and losses could be made, so Meech was happy to emerge from the first day in a healthy position with a win and a fourth. He sits on five points overall, behind Pavlos Kontides of Cyprus and France's Jean-Baptiste Bernaz, with most of the expected contenders all in and around the top 20   Read More ...
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Slovenia sues EU Commission over Croatia Teran wine permit
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia says it has launched legal action against the European Commission for issuing a permit to Croatia to use the Teran red wine brand in the bloc. The agriculture ministry says Slovenia's State Attorney's Office filed a lawsuit Friday with the EU Court of Justice over the commission ruling that took effect in July. Neighboring EU members Slovenia and Croatia have long been at odds over the use of the Teran name   Read More ...
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Slovenia sues EU Commission over Croatia Teran wine permit
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia – Slovenia says it has launched legal action against the European Commission for issuing a permit to Croatia to use the Teran red wine brand in the bloc. The agriculture ministry says Slovenia's State Attorney's Office filed a lawsuit Friday with the EU Court of Justice over the commission ruling that took effect in July. Neighboring EU members Slovenia and Croatia have long been at odds over the use of the Teran name   Read More ...
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A dead dictator, his rusting boat and a fight for history
RIJEKA, Croatia: In a Croatian port sits a boat built to carry bananas from Africa to Italy, that laid mines for Nazi Germany and was sunk by Allied planes before it was salvaged as the personal yacht of a globe-trotting communist leader. Josip Broz Tito and the state he led - Yugoslavia - have long passed into history, and the boat, the Galeb (Seagull), was left to rust in a corner of Rijeka's once mighty docks   Read More ...
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A dead dictator, his rusting boat and a fight for history
RIJEKA, Croatia (Reuters) - In a Croatian port sits a boat built to carry bananas from Africa to Italy, that laid mines for Nazi Germany and was sunk by Allied planes before it was salvaged as the personal yacht of a globe-trotting communist leader. Josip Broz Tito and the state he led - Yugoslavia - have long passed into history, and the boat, the Galeb (Seagull), was left to rust in a corner of Rijeka’s once mighty docks   Read More ...
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Croatia, China eye more cooperation
Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic (L) meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping's special envoy Meng Jianzhu, who is also member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the CPC Central Committee, in Zagreb, Croatia, on Sept. 13, 2017. (Xinhua/Gao Lei) China and Croatia have vowed more cooperation in various fields as Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic met with Meng Jianzhu, Chinese President Xi Jinping's special envoy   Read More ...
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Croatian police arrest 173 people during drugs crackdown at Outlook festival - 103 are British
than 100 Brits have been arrested during a crackdown on revellers at a Croatian dance festival. Police launched a drugs operation during the four-day Outlook festival in Pula which ended on Monday. Of the 173 people arrested, 103 of them were British citizens, local newspaper Glas Istre reports. The vast majority were for offences of drug selling or drug possession. The sweep also caught 11 French nationals, nine Germans, eight Belgians, six Austrianss, five Irish, five New Zealand nationals, four Australians, three Dutch, three Romanians, three US citizens, two Japanese nationals and one national of Croatia, Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland, Portugal, Hungary, Slovakia, Denmark, Latvia and Poland   Read More ...
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Croatia govt under fire for failing to tackle pro-Nazis
ZAGREB: With his Hitler–style toothbrush moustache, ex–fighter Marko Skejo leaves no doubt about his politics: the now–disbanded paramilitary unit he fought for displays open nostalgia for a pro–Nazi past that Croatia is struggling to tackle. The unit, the Croatian Defence Forces (Hos), last week said it would continue to display a memorial plaque for its comrades killed in Croatia's 1990s independence war which bears the pro–Nazi slogan "Za dom spremni" ("For the Homeland, ready")   Read More ...
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Croatia government under fire for failing to tackle pro-Nazis
ZAGREB, Croatia (AFP) — With his Hitler-style toothbrush moustache, ex-fighter Marko Skejo leaves no doubt about his politics: the now-disbanded paramilitary unit he fought for displays open nostalgia for a pro-Nazi past that Croatia is struggling to tackle. The unit, the Croatian Defense Forces (HOS), last week said it would continue to display a memorial plaque for its comrades killed in Croatia’s 1990s independence war which bears the pro-Nazi slogan “Za dom spremni” (“For the Homeland, ready”)   Read More ...
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Croatia govt under fire for failing to tackle pro-Nazis
Zagreb (AFP) - With his Hitler-style toothbrush moustache, ex-fighter Marko Skejo leaves no doubt about his politics: the now-disbanded paramilitary unit he fought for displays open nostalgia for a pro-Nazi past that Croatia is struggling to tackle. The unit, the Croatian Defence Forces (HOS), last week said it would continue to display a memorial plaque for its comrades killed in Croatia's 1990s independence war which bears the pro-Nazi slogan "Za dom spremni" ("For the Homeland, ready")   Read More ...
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Torrential rain causes floods, power cuts on Croatian coast
ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — Torrential rain has hit the Croatian Adriatic coast, triggering flash floods that have closed roads and left large areas without electricity. The downpour in the central Adriatic city of Zadar on Monday suspended school classes and flooded houses and hospitals. A river bridge was destroyed by surging waters. The storm has moved from north to south after triggering havoc in the Istrian peninsula over the weekend   Read More ...
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Torrential rain causes floods, power cuts on Croatian coast
ZADAR, Croatia – Torrential rain has hit the Croatian Adriatic coast, triggering flash floods that have closed roads and left large areas without electricity. The downpour in the central Adriatic city of Zadar on Monday suspended school classes and flooded houses and hospitals. A river bridge was destroyed by surging waters. The storm has moved from north to south after triggering havoc in the Istrian peninsula over the weekend   Read More ...
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Croatia removes plaque with WWII salute from near camp site
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian authorities have removed a plaque bearing a salute used by the country's pro-Nazi regime during World War II that was placed last year near the site of a notorious wartime concentration camp. Workers on Thursday took down the plaque in the town of Jasenovac honoring fallen Croatian fighters from the 1990s war. A fighters' union said the plaque will be moved to another location but that the disputed salute will remain   Read More ...
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Turkey revive World Cup prospects with 1-0 win over Croatia
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A goal from Cenk Tosun earned Turkey a 1-0 win over Croatia on Tuesday to revive his country's prospects of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup and deal a blow to the group leaders with two games left to play. The Turkish striker broke the deadlock in the 75th minute when Croatian keeper Danijel Subasic could only push a shot from Oguzhan Ozyakup away towards the feet of Tosun who fired the ball into the net   Read More ...
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'FIFA don't care about the players' - Modric fumes after Croatia beat Kosovo
Luka Modric claimed FIFA "showed they don't care about players" after Croatia beat Kosovo 1-0 in World Cup qualifying, in a fixture played over two days. The match was suspended after 22 minutes of play on Saturday following a downpour that left the Maksimir Stadium pitch unplayable. Related Victory leaves Ante Cacic's side two points clear of Ukraine at the top of Group I, but they will return to action in just two days' time, travelling to fourth-place Turkey   Read More ...
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Croatia beat Kosovo 1-0 in prolonged World Cup qualifier
Croatia stayed on course to reach the 2018 World Cup after a 1-0 home win over Kosovo in a World Cup qualifier which started on Saturday and finished on Sunday after it was abandoned due to unplayable conditions on a waterlogged pitch. The Group I fixture was interrupted midway through the first half on Saturday as heavy rain swept through Zagreb and having been quickly rescheduled on Sunday morning, it resumed from the 22nd minute at Dinamo’s Maksimir stadium   Read More ...
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Croatia beat Kosovo 1-0 in prolonged qualifier
ZAGREB: Croatia stayed on course to reach the 2018 World Cup after a 1-0 home win over Kosovo in a World Cup qualifier which started on Saturday and finished on Sunday after it was abandoned due to unplayable conditions on a waterlogged pitch. The Group I fixture was interrupted midway through the first half on Saturday as heavy rain swept through Zagreb and having been quickly rescheduled on Sunday morning, it resumed from the 22nd minute at Dinamo's Maksimir stadium   Read More ...
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Croatia beat Kosovo 1-0 in prolonged qualifier
ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatia stayed on course to reach the 2018 World Cup after a 1-0 home win over Kosovo in a World Cup qualifier which started on Saturday and finished on Sunday after it was abandoned due to unplayable conditions on a waterlogged pitch. The Group I fixture was interrupted midway through the first half on Saturday as heavy rain swept through Zagreb and having been quickly rescheduled on Sunday morning, it resumed from the 22nd minute at Dinamo's Maksimir stadium   Read More ...
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Abandoned Croatia vs Kosovo qualifier to resume on Sunday
ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatia’s abandoned home World Cup qualifier against Kosovo will resume on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. local time (1230 GMT), the Croatian Football federation (HNS) said. The match was abandoned midway through the first half on Saturday due to adverse weather conditions which made the pitch unplayable. “Bearing in mind that it was impossible to set another date due to the busy match schedule, the two countries’ federations, FIFA and UEFA reached agreement to resume the match on Sunday from the 22nd minute, when it was interrupted,” the HNS said on its official website (www   Read More ...
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Abandoned Croatia vs Kosovo World Cup qualifier to resume on Sunday
Croatia’s abandoned home World Cup qualifier against Kosovo will resume on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. local time (1230 GMT), the Croatian Football federation (HNS) said. The match was abandoned midway through the first half on Saturday due to adverse weather conditions which made the pitch unplayable. “Bearing in mind that it was impossible to set another date due to the busy match schedule, the two countries’ federations, FIFA and UEFA reached agreement to resume the match on Sunday from the 22nd minute, when it was interrupted,” the HNS said on its official website   Read More ...
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Ukraine beat Turkey to top group, rain stops Croatia game at World Cup qualifiers
Andriy Yarmolenko celebrated his 70th international appearance with two first-half goals to move Ukraine to the top of Group I with a 2-0 victory over Turkey on Saturday in World Cup qualifying. Despite trailing leaders Croatia and Iceland by two points before the match on Saturday, Ukraine tops the group after Finland beat Iceland 1-0, and Croatia’s game against Kosovo was postponed due to a torrential downpour   Read More ...
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